Fred Kozak, Q.C.

Fred Kozak, Q.C.: Attorney with Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP



Fred carries on a civil litigation practice with an emphasis on constitutional law, media and defamation issues, and employment and administrative proceedings. He represents several national news organizations, and provides pre-publication advice to print and broadcast media outlets. Fred has been counsel in several cases where the Charter has been used to strike down provincial or federal legislation, and has appeared in all levels of the courts of Alberta and in the Supreme Court of Canada. Fred’s major media clients include:
•Edmonton Journal
•Globe and Mail
•National Post
•Canadian Press
•Broadcast News
•Lethbridge Herald
•Medicine Hat News
•Post Media
•Great West Newspaper Group
•The Edmonton Sun

Educational Leadership

•Past Sessional Lecturer, Grant MacEwan University: “The Law and the Media”
•Past Lecturer, University of Alberta: Employment Law

Awards & Achievements

•Best Lawyers in Canada, Defamation & Media Law (2006 - 2018)
•Recognized as a leading cross-border litigation lawyer in the area of Defamation & Media in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US / Canada Cross-board Litigation Lawyers in Canada 2017 - 2013
•Recognized as a “Leading Practitioner” in the area of Defamation by the Canadian Legal Expert Directory 2018 - 2009
•Recipient of the Award of Honorary Membership in the Alberta Dental Association and College 2010
•Inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers - Washington, DC 2010
•Recipient of the Champion’s Award by the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association 2008

Community Involvement

•Founding Director, Edmonton Police Foundation
•Past Board Chair, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
•Past President, Canadian Media Lawyers Association (Ad Idem)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Administrative
  • Employment
  • Litigation - Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Insurance Litigation, Construction Litigation
  • Media & Defamation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780.497.3358  Phone
780.429.3044  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alberta, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, LL.B., 1981
Year of First admission:
2008, Appointed Queen's Counsel; 1982, Alberta; 2009, Northwest Territories; 2010, Yukon

Associations & Memberships

•Edmonton Bar Association
•Law Society of Alberta
•Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
•Law Society of Northwest Territories
•Roster Member, Supreme Court Advocacy Institute
•Law Society of Yukon
•Canadian Bar Association
•Canadian Media Lawyers Association (Ad Idem)
•American College of Trial Lawyers

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